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What happens if you’re too badly hurt to contact a lawyer?
Claude Wyle is an injury attorney and partner at Choulos Choulos & Wyle based in San Francisco, CA. He has nearly 40 years of experience.
In this Quick Question, he explains that in many of the cases he’s handled, he is contacted by a victim’s family member or loved one on their behalf.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-0826 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
This is great news, especially for the victims of motorcycle accidents who often sustain severe injuries. If an accident victim is too injured to contact an attorney on their own, a spouse, family member, significant other, or even a friend may do so on their behalf. This allows the process for seeking legal compensation to begin as soon as possible, which is vital to a successful claim.
Evidence often disappears quickly after an accident, so the sooner an attorney gets involved, the better chances an injury victim has for receiving fair compensation.
It’s important to collect evidence at the scene of the accident as soon as possible after it occurs. In cases where an accident victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, they may be able to collect some of this evidence on their own.
However, if someone is too injured to do so, it’s important for a friend or loved one to do so on their behalf or to engage an attorney to do so. Evidence that an attorney may collect at the scene of an accident includes pictures of both vehicles, damaged property, any other factors which may have contributed to the accident, as well as collecting the contact information and testimonies of witnesses to the scene. Injury attorneys know what to look when collecting evidence which might later make or break their client’s case.
This is more good news for those who may fear that hiring an attorney would be too expensive for an injury victim. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis; this means that a client will not pay their attorney a penny unless that attorney wins their case. At that point, the attorney would be paid out of a previously agreed upon percentage of the winnings. This allows an injury victim and their family to focus on healing and recovery, rather than stress about tight finances after an accident.
To learn more, contact Claude Wyle directly by calling 888-981-0826 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
This is a Quick Question from AskTheLawyers.com™. What do you do if you're in a collision, but you're too badly hurt to call an attorney? Here's advice from San Francisco attorney Claude Wyle.
Well, many of our cases that come in, the people are injured so badly that a family member, a girlfriend, a good friend, a brother, a mother, somebody gets a hold of us so that we can get involved right away, start interacting with the insurance companies, maybe the health insurance company makes sure the injured person gets the care that they need as best we can, and also make sure that the evidence is preserved at the scene, that the motorcycle is preserved at the scene, the car is preserved, that we have photographs taken.
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